An orientation programme for all new foreign students in English-taught degree programmes takes place two weeks before the lecture period on both the Furtwangen and the Schwenningen campuses. Our welcome programme is designed to help you integrate as quickly and smoothly as possible in daily life as a student at Furtwangen University.

During these two weeks you will receive important information regarding your study at HFU and we will also help you complete all the legal formalites such as matriculation, organizing medical insurance, registration at the town hall and so on. A two-week intensive German course is also included free of charge enabling you to learn some basic survival German or to help you improve already existing German skills. At the weekend we organize various excursions in the area.

Please note: participation in the pre-semester Orientation Programme is mandatory for all exchange and visiting students.